Imitation fish for pike
With the right approach, winter pike fishing with Gerlich is not only a very effective way of catching fish, but also very reckless and contrary to popular belief, very mobile way of fishing.
The choice of the imitation fish
We begin immediately with the selection of Gerlich. I would advise you imitation fish on the round plastic stand, as it has many advantages before Gerlich metal trenerke. First to plastics wet hands in the cold will not stick, but the metal surfaces of the tips of Gerlich very even. Secondly, imitation fish on trenerke less stable when it bites, it would not seem it at first glance. Third, the hole is not covered with a circular stand, gives a water pillar of light, which again is alarming the fish and in turn faster freeze at sub-zero temperatures, and it is the fourth factor. But plastic Gerlich on a circular base, there is one drawback — they break down in the cold during Assembly and disassembly, so I would not recommend to buy imitation fish blue common colors such as “Three whales” and the like, and to purchase the imitation fish is dark in color with an inclined leg, they don’t break in the cold, are easily assembled and by tilting the foot less susceptible to zahlest line under the coil. Again, you need to note the brightness of the flags purchased Gerlich, as they will significantly help the visual inspection on the pond. Another important factor — there is no sense to install two or three imitation fish, it is better to put them at least a dozen and not to confuse them when installing it is better to buy them all the same grade to not order the boxes, racks or the coil when installing.
Zherlitsa on trenerke
So, the imitation fish is purchased, it’s time to equip. First you need to determine the thickness of the main fishing line, it can be as of 0.40, and 0.50, and 0.60 mm monofilament. It all depends on your region and preferences, if you live in Shchuchye Eldorado, where frequent catching of a large pike for three, five, eight, or more pounds and line select the corresponding. We usually catch pike from a kilogram to one and a half, sometimes there are instances of three kilos. But since I make all the imitation fish are usually near the shoreline, inhabited by pike-deltoides and the line thicker 0,60 I’m not doing it.
So how far from shore I do not install the imitation fish, and many fishing line to do not see the point. Pike unwound more than twenty meters of the line likely will take in the coastal reeds, and driftwood, where the chances to get it are not very high. So it’s better left unattended zherlitsa will give ten metres of fishing line and pike, sensing the slack ended to spit out the bait from the tee while maintaining the integrity of your gear and left unharmed, leaving you with a chance to catch it next time, than to tear off his gear and leaving the pike to die a slow death with a tee in his mouth.
Before you tie the leash to your main line you need to wear on him, sliding cargo. Coastal fishing in the stagnant water I don’t recommend you to use loads greater than 6гр. This weight is enough to limit the freedom of bait and give the pike a chance to recognize the trick ahead of time. Between the cargo and tied to a leash you need to install the stopper, it can be as ordinary float stopper and improvised, for example invisible retainer can serve as a piece of fishing line tied tightly around the main line and left when trimming a mustache. (see picture) Stopper need in order to move the cargo from the leash thereby increasing the length of the free end of the fishing line with a leash allowing the live bait to swim more actively attracting pike.
The equipment of the imitation fish
Why the need for a leash, I think to explain not necessary. Who is going to fish for pike without a leash, this article unnecessarily. We proceed to the selection of the leash. I would highly not recommend to use tungsten leashes, as they curl in pig’s tail after any malomalski load will reduce your chances of success. Stealth for and increase the chances for me, I started to use the leashes of today’s fashionable pedestrian material — fluorocarbon. Use the leashes of the fluorocarbon thinner 0,40 does not make sense so I use 0.40 leashes on Gerlich with the main fishing line 0.40 and leashes with a thickness of 0.60 mm on Gerlich, with the main line 0,60 mm Pike on these leashes is going very well, shotguns are very rare, and that I sin not even to the sharpness of the pike’s teeth, and the excessive contraction fluorocarbon mounting tubes.
Tees — is that part of the imitation fish, which is not worth saving. If I specifically wrote nothing about the brand of fishing line, at this point, I will draw attention. No, I certainly do not like modern authors, advising everywhere and on everything to put hooks Owner or Gamakatsu firms, but to check the quality of sharpening hooks before buying still stands as a fortress of hooks on a break with pliers. You can buy one or two of the tee, try them with a pair of pliers to break and if they seem strong to buy them, if not, then smile, you saved me a day of fishing.
So, imitation fish is fitted, stowed in the specially selected for this box, holster, or just a tight package. Left to think about where you are going to take the bait. If you are one of those who bait catches himself, then you need to purchase or equip the available bait very thin fishing line 0.10 or even 0.08 mm. Crocodile you can’t catch, and the thinner fishing line, the easier it is to catch small bait fish, which again saves time and nerves.
Nalovlennyh live bait should be stored in a prepared container, usually the container is a five-liter polyethylene bottle with a cut-out window. Also you should think about buying necessary things such as pliers for removing hooks from the jaws of a pike, and also perhaps Sevnica, for breeding the jaws of a pike, the gauge (the course of the article I will explain what it is and for what), binoculars or a monocle for going-over zherlits from far away, which greatly saves manpower. You may also want to bagaric, scoop for ice and knee pads for greater comfort, if you stand near wet hole on her knees in the knee pads, your suit will stay dry.
Hole when using zherlits with disc base
Now, briefly about how to put imitation fish. Special secret here and if you are interested in this question, so you understand what you need to drill a hole near reeds in shallow water, near coastal edge, or another prospective place, or even where pike just cut you, or a friend with a balancer. Then you need to attach a gauge to the tee or the end of the leash and lowered it into the hole. You will easily understand the time when the picking of the slack, when the depth gauge will begin to rise should be the bottom, from now boldly wrap two turns of the coil of the imitation fish holding the reel will secure her a check box to the coil is not unwound. Then gently, again holding the coil imitation fish, remove the hooks under the ice from the hole, remove the line fit tee live bait and dropping it in the water bleed line that depth that we put with and brought off the flag of imitation fish. If you did everything correctly, your bait will hang just at 10-15 cm should be the bottom where its easy to find pike.
Depth gauge for zherlits
When you first put imitation fish please note that the tip of the metal plate, on which is placed a red flag you need a little bend so it kinda follows the shape of the coil, otherwise it will either constantly go with a charged or even imitation fish will not keep in a charged state. But bending the plate check that the hooks under the ice at drawdown, it happens that, so you will bend so much that even when raskatyvaete the coil the box will not fire.